Human Health and Environmental Risks from the Use of Glyphosate Formulations to Control the Production of Coca in Colombia: Overview and Conclusions

  title={Human Health and Environmental Risks from the Use of Glyphosate Formulations to Control the Production of Coca in Colombia: Overview and Conclusions},
  author={Keith R. Solomon and Elizabeth Marshall and Gabriel Carrasquilla},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A},
  pages={914 - 920}
Much of the world’s cocaine originates in Latin America with the majority of the supply coming from Colombia. The control of the coca plants from which cocaine is produced (Erythroxylum coca and E. novogranatense) has been the focus of considerable effort and expenditure. As part of the supply control effort that started in the 1970s, an aerial spraying eradication program in Colombia was started in 1997 using the herbicide glyphosate. The total area planted with coca was 99,000 ha and the… Expand
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